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Sikhs protest outside UN HQ during PM's address

Sikhs protest outside UN HQ during PM's address

Author: PTI
Publication: The Pioneer
Date: September 25, 2011
URL: http://www.dailypioneer.com/pioneer-news/india-abroad/9007-sikhs-protest-outside-un-hq-during-pms-address.html

Hundreds of Sikhs protested outside the UN headquarters here during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's address to the world body, demanding removal of Minister for Urban Development Kamal Nath for his alleged role in the anti-Sikh riots of 1984.

Advocacy group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), that led the protest, said a similar rally will also be held on November 2 in France where the Prime Minister will be attending the G-20 Summit.

"Singh's government has failed to prosecute the perpetrators (of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots) and instead is rewarding the killers of Sikhs with Cabinet positions," SFJ legal adviser Gurpatwant Pannun alleged in a statement.

The protest rally yesterday was organised by SFJ along with the support of management committees of tri-state area gurudwaras.

The Sikh organisations have pledged to raise at international level the issue of "denial of justice" to the victims of 1984 riots, Pannun said.

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